Alex Page, a licensed prostitute who works at Dennis Hof’s Moonlite Bunny Ranch in Nevada, has described the incident in a blog post, slamming the â€œdangerous propagandaâ€ put out by sites such as in Search of Accommodation.
â€œI know that there are many women who have had positive experiences as independent escorts, call girls, or as sugar babies â€” and that there are a lot of online resources to help connect potential customers and prostitutes illegal, such as sugar dating sites,â€ he wrote.
â€œBut … the bottom line is â€˜sugar datingâ€™ is a euphemism for prostitution, and prostitution is illegal, unregulated, and the industry throughout most of the United States.â€
Looking for Accommodation, founded by US entrepreneur Brandon Wade, claims to have 130,000 sugar babies signed in Australia â€” about 100,000 of which are students and about 57,000 inhabitants future sugar daddy.
Ms Page has warned against the “dangerous” sugar baby web sites.
â€œSugar babies and sugar daddies are ongoing relationships, transactions,â€ the company wrote in a 2014 blog post. â€œThe prostitutes are paid to perform a service, while the sugar of children, at times, to receive funds as an added benefit of dating a generous man.
â€œMost of the time, a sugar relationship will be similar to that of a girl-boy relationship. There are real connections and real possibilities of romance, of something that is not in the realm of possibility with an escort or a prostitute.â€
Ms Page, who had previously worked as a prostitute for four years before attempting to sugar dating, she said that she immediately understood that there was little difference.
â€œDuring my experience in both worlds has left me feeling as if there was little distinction between the two, there is one key area where they differ, and that is safety,â€ Ms Page written.
â€œThe most dangerous propaganda that the sugar sites in order to convince women that this is not prostitution, is to tell them that sugar daddy to understand that sex is not a guarantee. I learned the hard way that is not so.â€
She explained how she finally met the man, who lived in a town about half an hour away, after a couple of phone calls. â€œI left the dinner thinking it seemed like a quirky, but decent guy who I wasn’t sure I want to enter into a long-term agreement with,â€ he wrote.
She recalled how she was forced to sex by a sugar daddy.
â€œI asked to meet him once more the following week. When it came time for our second appointment I tried to call and cancel because my car was in the shop. Against my better judgment, I decided to let him pick me up, with the caveat that I would not like to be with him.â€
When the man took her for a second date, he handed her a reloadable American Express card and insisted she keep it just to have dinner with him, even if she told him that â€œit was not necessary, as we were still getting to know each otherâ€.
After dinner, the man said he wanted to stop his home to check on his dogs. â€œIt made me nervous, but when he asked me if I wanted to come in and see them, I said I did,â€ he wrote.
â€œI think I lower the guard when I was greeted by two small teacup yorkies. After that I sat on his couch and began to play with them, he came and sat next to me. I thought nothing of it until he started rubbing my shoulders.
â€œI stiffened, and I said, that should not always be at home. When he didn’t stop I moved to get up, and that’s when he grabbed me roughly by the hair and pulled me towards him. I yelled for him to stop.
â€œIt reminded me of the AmEx card, and told me that he was going to get what he paid for. In the end, he did. After that he dragged me into his room, he took what he wanted, and when he went to sleep.
â€œHe told me he was going to get what he has paid.â€
â€œI spent the rest of the night on his bed, cursing myself for being so stupid. In the end, I knew what happened was not my fault, but it is also fair to say that I had made some crucial errors.
â€œAfter a harrowing trip back home with him the following morning, I immediately deleted my profile on the website and blocked his number. The AmEx card does not make me feel any better about what had happened, but it made me feel even worse when I discovered that the balance was zero.â€
Ms Page said not to share the story of â€œput it down or to terrorizeâ€ other women who wanted to make a better life for themselves, but wanted to highlight the lack of guarantees involved.
â€œUnlike licensed Nevada brothel, there is no legislation to ensure the safety and health of young women and men who connect through sugar dating sites,â€ he wrote. â€œI learned the hard way that it was not my back as a sugar baby, and that I was completely alone and vulnerable with any industry standards or practices to support me.â€
Seeking Arrangement has been contacted for comment.
Last year, Mr. Wade said of the news.com.au has preferred the euphemism â€œgenerous of meetingsâ€ to describe his business, which includes in Search of Accommodation, WhatsYourPrice, and travel dating website Miss Travel. â€œI do get annoyed when words like â€˜prostitutionâ€™ is thrown around so freely,â€ he said.
â€œThe line between a relationship and a financial agreement is very closely associated with the gray zone. Also in the case of marriage, there are financial transactions that occur each day.
â€œMy mother would get a monthly allowance from my father, and that was his allowance. To say, when money is involved that makes it such as prostitution is wrongâ€.